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Citrus-Marinated Beef and Fruits Kabobs

Citrus-Marinated Beef and Fruit Kabobs
Citrus-Marinated Beef and Fruit Kabobs
This healthy recipe comes from the North Dakota Beef Commission.


1 pound beef top sirloin steak, boneless, cut 1 inch thick

1 medium orange

1/4 cup chopped fresh cilantro

1 Tbsp. smoked paprika

1/4 tsp. ground red pepper (optional)

4 c. cubed mango, watermelon, peaches and/or plums



Grate peel and squeeze 2 tablespoons of juice from orange; reserve juice. Combine orange peel, cilantro, paprika and ground red pepper, if desired, in small bowl. Cut beef steak into 1 1/4-inch pieces. Place beef and 2 1/2 tablespoons of cilantro mixture in food-safe plastic bag; turn to coat. Place remaining cilantro mixture and fruit in separate food-safe plastic bag; turn to coat. Close bags securely. Marinate beef and fruit in refrigerator 15 minutes to two hours. Soak eight 9-inch bamboo skewers in water 10 minutes; drain. Thread beef evenly onto four skewers, leaving a small space between pieces. Thread fruit onto remaining four separate skewers. Place kabobs on grill over medium, ash-covered coals. Grill beef kabobs, covered, eight to 10 minutes (over medium heat on preheated gas grill, nine to 11 minutes) for medium rare (145 F) to medium (160 F) doneness, turning occasionally. Grill fruit kabobs five to seven minutes or until softened and beginning to brown, turning once. Season beef with salt, as desired. Drizzle reserved orange juice over fruit kabobs.

Makes 4 servings.

Each serving has 239calories, 6 grams (g) fat, 27 g protein, 20 g carbohydrate, 57 milligrams (mg) sodium (without added salt).

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